Make use of GCF Calculator to quickly find the Greatest Common Factor of numbers 6, 8 i.e. 2 largest integer by which both the numbers can be divided.

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 6 and 8 is **2**.

GCF(6,8) = 2

*Greatest common factor* or Greatest common divisor (GCD) can be calculated in following way;

- Greatest Common Factor of 6 and 8 by prime factorization method
- Greatest Common Factor of 6 and 8 by matching factors method

**Prime Factorization of 6**

2 | 6 |

3 | 3 |

1 |

Prime factors of 6 are 2,3. Prime factorization of **6** in exponential form is:

6 = 2^{1}×3^{1}

**Prime Factorization of 8**

2 | 8 |

2 | 4 |

2 | 2 |

1 |

Prime factors of 8 are 2. Prime factorization of **8** in exponential form is:

8 = 2^{3}

∴ So by taking common prime factors GCF of 6 and 8 is 2

**Factors of 6**

List of positive integer factors of 6 that divides 6 without a remainder.

1,2,3,6

**Factors of 8**

List of positive integer factors of 8 that divides 8 without a remainder.

1,2,4,8

**Greatest Common Factor**

We found the factors and prime factorization of 6 and 8. The biggest common factor number is the **GCF** number.

So the **greatest common factor 6 and 8** is **2**.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 6 and 8

(i) The GCF of 6 and 8 is associative

GCF of 6 and 8 = GCF of 8 and 6

1. What is the GCF of 6 and 8?

Answer: GCF of 6 and 8 is 2.

2. What are the Factors of 6?

Answer: Factors of 6 are 1, 2, 3, 6. There are 4 integers that are factors of 6. The greatest factor of 6 is 6.

3. What are the Factors of 8?

Answer: Factors of 8 are 1, 2, 4, 8. There are 4 integers that are factors of 8. The greatest factor of 8 is 8.

4. How to Find the GCF of 6 and 8?

Answer:

Greatest Common Factor of 6 and 8 = 2

Step 1: Find the prime factorization of 6

6 = 2 x 3

Step 2: Find the prime factorization of 8

8 = 2 x 2 x 2

Step 3: Multiply those factors both numbers have in common in steps i) or ii) above to find the gcf:

GCF = 2

Step 4: Therefore, the greatest common factor of 6 and 8 is 2